Wednesday, 18 September 2019

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Skill-Building Workshops

The Perfect Financial Services CV
Victoria McLean
Founder and CEO
City CV

  • Your CV/resume is your future. Bridge the gap between where you are now and where you want to take your career.
  • It’s marketing: What’s your brand? What’s your pitch? Get ready for action.
  • Artificial intelligence and the applicant tracking system: 80% of jobs advertised online could be screened by a computer. Beat the bots to ensure you get over the first hurdle.
  • Tell a story, start with a bang, and provide just the right amount of context to hook your audience: Show don’t tell.

The Path to Corporate Boards: Prepare, Connect, and Present
Julie Castro Abrams
CEO, How Women Lead
Managing Partner, BoardLeaders​

  • What skills are in demand for board members and how to get them
  • Samples of “board bios” and how to fit into the profile
  • Making connections to get you to the board room
  • How to highlight and present your skills in the best light on your CV

The Ultimate Success Formula: Leadership Presence and Emotional Intelligence
Christiane St-Amour
​Executive Coach and Leadership Development Specialist

  • What can leadership presence and emotional intelligence do for your career?
  • Emotional intelligence: The critical element to your success
  • What is leadership presence, and how can you build personal influence in your organization?

2:30-3:00 p.m.

Break and Networking

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Conference Welcome

Diane C. Nordin, CFA
Vice Chair, CFA Institute Board of Governors
Director, Federal National Mortgage Association

3:15-4:00 p.m.

Initial Learnings from Experimental Partners: Leveraging Research on Diversity and Inclusion

Rebecca A. Fender, CFA
Head, Future of Finance
CFA Institute

Kelli E. Palmer
Head, Global Diversity & Inclusion
CFA Institute

  • An update on the state of Diversity and Inclusion in the industry, and industry reaction to the Driving Change report released at the 2018 conference
  • Which of the 20 recommendations are of most interest and why
  • How firms are beginning to implement the recommended actions and how they plan to measure progress

4:00-4:45 p.m.

Break and Networking

5:00-6:00 p.m.

A Sense of Mission: Leadership Lessons Learned from Space

Cady Coleman
​Former NASA Astronaut and Air Force Colonel

  • Developing your sense of mission and what that means
  • Facilitation problem solving among groups with diverse interests by making space and having hard conversations
  • Inspiring your team to be their best

6:00 p.m.

Evening Reception

Meet and Greet with Cady Coleman